There was a time when take-off hmmwv wheels and tires were all the rage for Jeep guys. But there was never really a time when the 36x12.50/16.5 Wrangler rt II was highly sought after. They don’t have a good reputation for working well off-road. Somehow, Chad Gorman’s little ’00 2.5L four-cylinder did well with them. We are sure the 4.88 gears in the front and rear TJ Rubicon Dana 44s didn’t hurt matters. A 1-inch body lift teams up with a 21⁄2-inch Old Man Emu suspension for clearance. The front short arms have been replaced with mid-length arms and out back is a double-triangulated four-link. The ax5 and np231 still handle power with aplomb and the front Lock-Rite helps pull the Jeep through those sticky situations.